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Sunday Baroque: See the Conq’ring Hero

The Triumph of Judas Maccabeus, Rubens
Peter Paul Rubens
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The Triumph of Judas Maccabeus, Rubens

In 1746 George Frideric Handel was commissioned to compose an oratorio for a victory celebration. He based the work on the heroic story of Judah Maccabee – the Jewish leader who defended his country from invasion. The third and final act of Handel’s oratorio includes a celebration of the Jewish Feast of lights. You’ll hear selections from Handel’s heroic Judas Maccabaeus oratorio on Sunday Baroque starting at 7 a.m. on 91.1, 107.5 and our classical stream, and at 10 a.m. on 89.9.